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    What you'll do

    Take this San Francisco Bay Cruise and relax as you sightsee the top landmarks. 

    Take the San Francisco Bay Cruise with Go City®

    • Picturesque views in every direction
    • Multi-language audio tour in 9 languages included (with a wi-fi enabled device)
    • Perfect for all ages

    Sail under one of the Modern Wonders of the World and catch sea lions and seals at play. Get an up-close look at Alcatraz, where Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly spent their final days, and learn all the secrets of the fascinating City by the Bay. This hour-long cruise will ensure you tick off all the sights away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    Blue & Gold Fleet’s Bay Cruise has been the most popular cruise of the San Francisco Bay for over 40 years.  This 60-minute tour will have you sailing underneath the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, past the famous PIER 39 sea lions, around mysterious Alcatraz Island and along San Francisco’s historic waterfront, revealing the city’s fascinating skyline.  It is a not-to-be-missed experience while visiting The City by the Bay.

    San Francisco Bay Cruise sights

    Pier 39 Sea Lions – see the sea lions and seals up close as they frolic around the Pier 39 departure area. These friendly marine mammals love the waters of San Francisco Bay for its relatively cool temperatures and rocky coastline.

    Golden Gate Bridge – one of the world’s most famous landmarks, and the icon of San Francisco. You’ll sail right under this bridge on your Blue & Gold Bay Cruise Adventure. This bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world when it was completed in 1937, and has been declared one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

    Alcatraz Island – the famous prison complex is located 1.5 miles off the coast of San Francisco and is often referred to as 'the Rock'. The island once served as a lighthouse hub but was then used as a Federal Prison until 1963. While it's now maintained by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the prison once confined such notorious criminals as Al Capone, George 'Machine Gun' Kelly, and Mickey Cohen. During the 29 years of its operation, the penitentiary claimed that no prisoner had ever made a successful escape.

    Angel Island – often referred to as the 'Ellis Island of the West', this pretty little island was the immigration hub of the western United States and between 1910 and 1940 saw as many as one million Asian immigrants pass through its document center.

    Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes San Francisco Bay Cruise tickets, plus admission to dozens of top San Francisco attractions for one money-saving price.

    Experience San Francisco Bay Cruise and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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    Know before you go

    Getting in: head to the Yellow Ticket Booth on the west side of Pier 39 (between Pier 39 and Pier 41) and present your pass to receive a cruise ticket. There’s no need to purchase individual tickets at any of the San Francisco attractions included on your pass.  

    Please note: available in nine languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German, and Taiwanese.

    Participants use their own smartphone, iPad or any Wi-Fi enabled device to listen, with or without earbuds.

    • Connect to the free and secure Wi-Fi network on the boat.
    • Open browser to the Blue & Gold Fleet Tour landing page.
    • Select your language of choice.

    Parking: Parking is available at the PIER 39 Garage, located steps away from the Blue & Gold Fleet Box Office. Parking discounts are often available at the PIER 39 Garage. For all parking information visit www.blueandgoldfleet.com/parking-discounts.

    For more information, visit the Bay Adventure Cruise website. 

    Where you'll be

    Map of location of attraction

    Blue & Gold Ticket Booth, San Francisco, US

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    Operating hours

    Monday - Friday: 11AM, 2:45PM and 4:30PM
    Saturday - Sunday & Some Holidays: 11AM, 12PM, 1:30PM, 2:45PM, 4:30PM and 5:30PM.

    Weekend schedule applies on February 19th, President's Day, follow weekend timetable.

    Closings & holidays

    Blue & Gold Fleet is closed on Christmas Day, December 25.


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    Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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